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PART 2: The Cariboo Highway

The Cariboo Highway The Cariboo Highway runs from Cache Creek to Prince George and is named after the region through which it runs. A lot of the highway follows the route of the Cariboo Wagon Road, which was the main trade route up until the construction of the railways to northern B.C. With a total…

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PART 1: The Sea to Sky Highway

The Sea to Sky Highway starts at the U.S. border just south of Vancouver and extends northwards for 409km to just outside Cache Creek where it joins up with Hwy 97. Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world, this section of my tour made for some real challenges and a lot of excellent views during the first few days of my bike tour.

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Choosing A Bike Bag Setup

Handlebar Setup When deciding on how you will setup the cockpit of your bike, it’s important to choose the right bag for the job. Depending on the type of riding you are doing, the handlebar bag setup can differ greatly. Handlebar bag The benefit of using a handlebar bag is that you have quick access…

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Parts Of The Bike | Bicycle Components For Beginners

Parts of the Bike One of the biggest challenges every cyclist has to go through at some point is learning the names of the parts on their bikes and what they do. We’ve all been there. We walked into a bike shop when we decided we wanted to buy a bike, and for all we…

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Spare Parts For Touring

Spare Parts For Your Bike Tour After numerous bike tours and extensive conversations with bike tourers from around the world, I have put together what I consider to be the best lists of spare parts for long-distance bike tours. Extra spokes and nipples You may need as many as three different spoke lengths: one length…

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Pros and Cons to Touring on a Folding Bike

Pros and Cons to Using a Folding Bike for Touring Having done some bike touring on road bikes, mountain bikes, and folding bikes, I decided to put together some information about bike touring with a folding bike. Having interviewed a friend of mine who rode a Brompton 5400km throughout Europe and having personally experienced touring…

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Touring Talk Episode 003: What Bike Do I Need?

In Episode 003 of BTA Touring Talk, Adam Hugill and I discuss the various types of options available when it comes to finding the right bike for the tour you are looking to do. Relaying our own experiences, we discuss the pros and cons of various types of touring bikes, such as road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, traditional touring bikes, and adventure bikes. Hopefully, this will help you on making the right decision for your planned adventure. Cheers.

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Touring Talk Episode 002 | Sleep Solutions

Bike Touring Sleep Solutions Bike touring and sleeping away from home go hand in hand. It’s would be pretty difficult to go on a bike tour and sleep at home every night.  In this podcast episode, myself and my co-host Adam discuss various means of accommodation which will come in useful throughout a bike tour,…

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When and Where to go on a Bike Tour

Should I buy a new bike before bike touring? Should I wait until I save more money? Should I wait until my kids are just a bit older? Should I sell all my stuff and leave for good? When Should You Go On A Bike Tour? I often talk with people and they are not…

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What is Bike Touring?

What does it mean to go on a Bike Tour Adventure? A bike tour adventure is a pretty flexible term generally used for getting on a bike and riding somewhere, usually to new places where you might now have previously explored. Bike touring is an extremely accessible way of go on an adventure without breaking…

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